[xmonad] Raising Amarok

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Mon Jun 2 00:36:44 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 11:18:57PM -0500, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 01, 2008 at 06:27:18PM -0400, Gwern Branwen wrote:
> > Ho everyone:
> > 
> > I recently installed Ubuntu, and so could now use Amarok (the Gentoo installation being messed up for me), and all is well. I went to add a keybinding:
> > 
> > >          , ((m,              xK_a), runOrRaise "amarok" (title =? "Amarok"))
> > 
> > And it is kind of odd. It is the correct name, and it works correctly when Amarok is not running - but if Amarok is running, it only causes a file dialogue to open up instead of the right thing. (See attached screenshots.)
> > 
> > Is this Amarok's fault? Any ideas how to work around it?
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > gwern
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> Try matching on the WM_CLASS (note that it is set to "amarokapp") instead.  If
> this works, there might be some problem with the 'title' function.

Very good advice, Spencer.  I'd also add that Amarok changes title when music
is playing, making it rather likely that this is not an issue with xmonad's
'title' function at all.  WM_CLASS should be much more robust here since it is
a violation of the ICCCM to change those properties after requesting that the
window be mapped.

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